The benefit will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 16th. This year’s concert also serves as a celebration of composer Philip Glass’s 80th birthday. Glass, the artistic director of the show, crafted the lineup of performers, which includes New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, the Scorchio Quartet and harpist Lavinia Meijer.
Proceeds from the concert benefit Tibet House US. The non-profit organization was founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is “dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil.”
Photorealist artist Chuck Close, actors and husband-and-wife duo Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, and filmmaker Arden Wohl will serve as honorary chairpersons.